Mantenna - Tuesday, November 24

November 24, 2009

Angelina Jolie hates Obama, a dirty old man bites a girl at a New Moon screening, and Adam Lambert gets banned from Good Morning America...the Mantenna is immune to tryptophan!

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Angelina Jolie Hates Obama

In midst of the hubbub about the star-studded state dinner tonight, Us Weekly has discovered some interesting information about Angelina Jolie's opinion of our rockstar president. "She hates him. She’s into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise," a source tells the magazine. Considering Angelina is the daughter of staunch Republican supporter Jon Voight, we guess it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. [Us Magazine]

Britney Spears is Getting Married. Again.

Apparently Britney is banking on the old axiom that the third time's the charm, as she's about to enter what will be her third marriage in five years. Who is the lucky man this time? Why it's none other than her agent Jason Trawick. Clever move, Jason - I mean, why take 10% when you can have 50? [WWTDD]

Man Bites Girl at New Moon Screening

During a screening of New Moon in Michigan, a 45-year-old male member of the audience started talking trash to a 17-year-old girl. She weathered his pottymouth throughout the movie, but when she tried to leave the theater afterwards he attacked and, yes, bit her. Twilight is doing harm to the world in so many different ways, this is just one more. Used to be guys wanted to be as handsome, strong, and witty as the role models they saw in movies. Now they just want to draw blood. Which this guy failed to do, though it sounds like he’ll qualify for his governmental allocation of monthly meds. [Cinematical]

Stephen King Talks About a Sequel to The Shining

In one of those rare, sublimely improbable occurrences of awesomeness, director David Cronenberg hosted a Q&A with writer Stephen King during his Toronto book tour for Under the Dome. And the awesomeness doesn’t stop there. Turns out King has been thinking about writing a sequel to his classic The Shining titled Doctor Sleep. It would follow the life of Danny Torrance at age 40, living in New York and in possession of abilities to help dying people die – and bet on horses. This is too much radicalness for one event. Apparently “King was apparently quick to point out that he hasn't actually begun to put metaphorical pen to paper yet, and that if he keeps talking about it too much he's likely to talk himself out of writing it all together.” Okay, then. Stop talking and start writing! [Horror Squad]

Adam Lambert's GMA Performance Cancelled Over AMA Shockfest


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With the dramatic uproar of Adam Lambert's controversial performance Sunday night at the American Music Awards, ABC has cancelled the his scheduled appearance on tomorrow morning’s broadcast of Good Morning America. Rolling Stone is reporting that ABC has now decided not to risk a repeat of Lambert's American Music Awards performance. A network spokesperson told Rolling Stone: "Given his controversial live performance on the AMAs we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning."  [MTV]

Spam King Gets Four Years in Prison

A Detroit judge sentenced Alan Ralsky, a spam mastermind who headed an elaborate international organization, to 51 months in prison. Ralsky was convicted of wire fraud, mail fraud, and violation of the CAN-SPAM act for his schemes. Ralsky and his cohorts netted millions from pump-and-dump stock scams which were bolstered by their spamming. He pleaded guilty in June and will be serving time along with his son, who was sentenced to 40 months. They will not be missed. [Arstechnica]

Atari Gets New Retrotastic Aracde Website

Atari has a new website. We know - big deal, right? Actually, in this case it's worth checking out if you're a fan of the company's classic arcade and console games. That's because the site is offering up free-to-play browser-based versions of Adventure and Yars' Revenge for the Atari 2600 and the legendary coin-ops Battlezone, Crystal Castles, and Lunar Lander. But if your boss catches you blowing up vector tanks and space rocks while you're on the clock, you didn't hear about it from us. [Atari]

Check out previous installments of Mantenna:

Monday, November 23

Friday, November 20

Thursday, November 19

Wednesday, November 18

Tuesday, November 17

Monday, November 16

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